In close reach to Brussels you are blessed, or cursed depending on your disposition, by the availability of many Christmas markets. The most obvious is Brussel’s own “Plaisirs d’hiver”. Children pleasing activities such as ice skating, the most surreal merry-go-rounds you have ever seen (what about a rocket that shoots through the roof of the merry-go-round to scare your toddler…), a 40 meter ice monster, and of course your usual adult warming offerings such as hot spiced wine.
Do not forget to see the light show on the Grand Place put on by Electrabel, from 4:30 to 10PM. On Saturday nights a juggling troop starts at 8PM and until 11PM a guest DJ stirs things up.